Development and Structures of Creole Languages

Essays in honor of Derek Bickerton

ISBN 9789027252296 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9781556191626 (USA) | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027277824 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This collection of original essays is intended to both celebrate Derek Bickerton's sixty-fifth birthday and honor his long and eminent career. Each author included in the volume is a noted scholar who has distinguished him/herself in some area of linguistics and has professionally or personally interacted with Bickerton and been influenced by his work. While the papers make independent thematic contributions, they also discuss, augment, present alternatives to, or are inspired in some way by Bickerton's seminal ideas or penetrating analyses. The book is organized into 5 sections, each a reflection of a major research period in Bickerton's career: Section 1: Identifying Creoles; Section 2: Language Variation; Section 3: Creole Processes; Section 4: Creole Syntax and Semantics; Section 5: Serial Verbs.
[Creole Language Library, 9]  1991.  x, 222 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Innovation and Excellence within a Scholary Tradition
Francis Byrne
1. Identifying Creoles
St Helena English
Ian F. Hancock
American Indian English: A Phylogenetic Dilemma
H. Guillermo Bartelt
2. Language Variation
Style, Status, Change: Three Sociolinguistic Axioms
Dennis R. Preston
Using the Future o Explain the Past
Gillian Sankoff
Decreolization or Dialect Contact in Haiti?
Albert Valdman
3. Creole Processes
From Botany to Creolistics: The Contribution of the Lexicon on the Flora to the Debate on Indian Ocean creole Genesis
Robert Chaudenson
Ndjuka Organisation of Experience: African or Universal?
George L. Huttar
A Reexamination of Bickerton’s Phylogenesis Hypothesis
Mary C. Black and Glenn Gilbert
4. Creole Syntax and Semantics
Pidgins, Creoles, Typology, and Markedness
Salikoko S. Mufwene
The Binding Theory and Creolization: Evidence from 18th Century Negerhollands Reflexives
Pieter Muysken and Hein van der Voort
On the Copula in Mauritian Creole, Past and Present
Philip Baker and Anand Syea
5. Serial Verbs
Serialization in Creole Oral Discourse
Geneviève Escure
The Definition of Serial Verbs
Pieter A.M. Seuren
Approaches to ‘Missing” Internal (and External) Arguments in Serial Structure: Some Presumed Difficulties
Francis Byrne
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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